I watched Aamir Khan’s show with lot of negativity and expected him to make a fool out of himself on tv. But in the end, I was impressed. Of course, the show was a little melodramatic. But again, the target audience is the majority of Indians who have no qualms about their emotionality and not the minority who are so obsessed about maintaining ‘the stiff upper lip.’
But I liked the fact that the show had a purpose and Aamir Khan was so eager about making a genuine impact. After the initial show promotions revolving around the incessant self obsessing by Khan about his duties and life etc, it was difficult to escape the jokes about his inflated sense of self righteousness and ego and what not. But if we start dissecting and deconstructing every one’s intentions and motivations, I am telling you, nobody would be having anything pleasant to discover. As the behaviourists would say, that kind of an analysis doesn’t lead anywhere. So let us judge the actions and their effects. It is much more clean and easy. And one has to concede, Aamir Khan is trying to use his power as a star much better than many others.
One issue I had with the show was that the stories are narrated in a very one sided simplistic way. May be because I am in a profession where I realise on a day to day basis that the two sides of the same story can be so strikingly different, but I feel it is unfair to not listen to the opposite parties. Many conflicts presented there may have more than female foeticide in it. Life is so complex and most conflicts cannot be reduced to a single bullet point. You never know unless you check every angle. May be the research team has done that. May be the opposite parties had been contacted but refused to co-operate in anyway. But if that effort has not gone in, it is unfair.